The exercises in this book are aimed at getting children to write.
Young children tend to write better when they have something to write about. However, when asked to write, their mind is usually a blank, for they cannot think of anything to write about. This being the case, these exercises will have children draw using prompts then write about it.
Another problem that young children, especially prekinders and kindergartners, have is that they do not know how to draw. When asked to draw, some will say, “How do I draw this” or “Can you draw this for me?” To introduce these children to drawing, the first set of exercises have simple drawing instructions using basic shapes. Seeing shapes in things is how we learn to draw. You will also notice that the drawing instructions are without too much detail. This will allow children to personalize the drawings by filling in their own details.